14 Must Have Pieces for a Minimalist Wardrobe

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A few months ago, as the year 2015 turned into 2016 in a flash, I decided to organise through my wardrobe and make space for things that I love wearing everyday. It was as I like to call, the Marie Kondo inspired decluttering revolution. If you haven’t read her book yet, I recommend it highly as it changed the way I live for the best so far this year.

minimalist_wardrobeAfter all, my personal favourite style at the moment is defined by simplicity, elegance, minimalist, and neutral colours. With the passing of time, I felt that my style have shifted in a new direction since my early 20’s and I comfortably settled into it now because it just felt right. It makes me happy to look and feel the best I can be everyday, and bringing this joy to those who are around me daily.

greybagWith that in mind, I decided to select and style the ideal pieces left in my wardrobe to make them timeless and using them to their full potential. I aspire to be able to able to dip in my collection and put together an outfit effortlessly, while at the same time achieving that ultimate minimalist elegance.

I wrote down a list of items that are essential for me to keep and invest in:

  1. Basic tees in grey, black, and white (great for layering and pairing up with prints/leathers)
  2. Crisp white boyfriend shirt, slightly oversized
  3. Black turtleneck soft cashmere jumper
  4. A well-tailored blazer in navy or black (Balmain creates a beautiful collection for these)
  5. LBD (little black dress for all occasions)
  6. A comfortable and flattering pair of ballerina pumps in nude/black
  7. Skinny black jeans/blue jeans
  8. Well fitted skirt in print (jazz it up a little)
  9. A quality pair of nude/black high heels
  10. 1 medium sized handbag (13″ Macbook size ideally)
  11. 1 small shoulder bag
  12. 1 watch
  13. 1 pair of diamond stud earrings
  14. Black ankle boots

Voila!

Shop the versatile minimalist wardrobe look:

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With my love of neutral colours at the moment, I found this beautiful anytime must-have from Farfetch. It is highly versatile as both a day and evening bag, paired beautifully with a navy coloured dress from COS and nude/black slingback heels. With a magnetic front closure, I don’t need to mess around with buckles or straps. This is the ultimate stylish lazy-girl bag. 👍

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If you are a girl like me, who is always getting lost in little boutique shops in continental European cities while strolling through the backstreets, then Farfetch is a great place to surf through and find your favourite eccentric collections online, saving the cost of airfare and additional luggage space.

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By choosing only quality and timeless pieces that I can wear in various different combinations, these are worthwhile investments into an efficient and classic wardrobe!

What are some of your key items in your wardrobe? Let me know below! 😉